This great gift gave me a whole day to hang out with the kids, spend time with the husband who actually had the day off, and get in a great workout!
|we made some cake pops to celebrate another snow day|
I wasn't quite sure what today's run was going to be like. I knew I was going to run. That's a no brainier. I wanted SO badly to run outside. Around noon it was 47F out there and it was misting. I told Ward I was going to change and go for a run outside. But after I changed and was all set to go, I opened the door and it started to downpour. To make matters worse, a truck drove by at that exact moment and hit a puddle (which are everywhere since the melting snow/rain has no where to go!) and made the biggest splash ever. I imagined a miserable run, soaked to the bone and cars splashing me. Umm.... never mind.
I quickly went back upstairs, changed into my favorite Spandits skull capris, grabbed my Topos, and paused to check my email. I had just received an opportunity to review a Motion Traxx. Talk about perfect timing!!! I downloaded the first 20 minute session onto my phone and took off for the gym. Driving of course!
I had never tried a HIIT workout before. I chose workout 1 of Treadmill Express. Which consisted of 20 minutes of a High Intensity Interval Workout. Without giving you all of the details about this workout - it consisted of a warm up, speed intervals @ 1.0 inclines @8.0 inclines, max intervals, and cool down. A quick workout but a rather intense one.
This workout was a definite challenge. Amy Dixon, a former Women's Health Magazine contributor, was the "voice" behind today's treadmill workout. I found the entire workout incredibly motivating and it challenged me in ways I never would have challenged myself before. In 20 minutes, I completed 2.5 miles and there was even a 2 minute walking cool down in there too! Damn!
Even better, after I completed the workout and took out my Koss earbuds, a gentleman on the elliptical behind me called me a showoff with a big smile on his face. A complete boost to the ego. That's for sure.
I contemplated doing more mileage, so I took a few minutes and rowed 1,000 meters. Regained my composure and hopped on the treadmill again to do another 2 miles at an 7:55 min/mile.
Today's workout was a big boost. I feel far stronger. I'm making better decisions when it comes to my workouts and I'm so ready for a new year of racing! While I don't have my races planned yet, I know those empty spots are going to fill up with some great races!
If you are interested in a Motion Traxx HIIT workout, you can follow them on twitter or Facebook and checkout their treadmill, elliptical, or cycling express workouts. Each digital album comes with 3 different high-intensity workouts with voiceover coaching and high energy music. Next week I'm trying treadmill workout 2. I'm sure it's going to be intense!
Disclaimer: I received a free download for the Treadmill Express through my affiliations with FitFluential. I was not compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.